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|Only a year to go then ...|
at 18:07 15 Nov 2020
* "Coronavirus vaccine innovator suggests return to normal by ‘winter next year'*
One of the scientists behind the first Covid-19 vaccine to clear interim clinical trials has said the impact of the jab will kick in next summer, and normality should return by next winter.
Professor Ugur Sahin, chief executive of BioNTech, said it was “absolutely essential” to have a high vaccination rate before autumn next year to ensure a return to normal life next winter.
He acknowledged that the next few months will be “hard” and that the promising preliminary results on the vaccine, created in partnership with Pfizer, will not have an impact on infection numbers in the current wave.
Interim results from the jab were found to be more than 90% effective, the two firms announced last week, but safety and additional efficacy data continue to be collected.
“If everything continues to go well, we will start to deliver the vaccine end of this year, beginning next year,” Prof Sahin told the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show.
“Our goal is to deliver more than 300 million of vaccine doses until April next year, which could allow us to already start to make an impact. "
| Wonderful docu on The Queen Mary just finished on BBC4 (rpt)|
at 23:39 12 Nov 2020
Her origins on the Clyde & various roles, incl transporting Jewish refugees from Germany & Austria to New York in the late 1930s. Particularly moving was the story of how Commander Robert Irving, one of her captains, held up her sailing for 6 hours at the request of one particular refugee family, the Katzensteins, who were on a train heading to board her at Cherbourg but who were held up when some Gestapo officers boarded the train and stated their papers weren't in order. Ludwig Katzenstein, then age 4, recounted how his father made his way to the front of the train & personally asked the driver to telegraph the ship, which he did - and unbelievably, Cdr Irving did wait for them. Ludwig recounting how it felt to see the Statue of Liberty as they got into New York harbour was something else - "miracles do happen".
Followed by a Timeshift docu 'The Men who built the Liners' - just about to get onto iPlayer - superb stuff.
|Nearly got caught out by this look-alike jungolic place scammer in my junk mail|
at 16:05 1 Nov 2020
Actually got as far as opening it, which is pretty rare for me - but spotted in time, reported as pfishing -
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|Bearing in mind several teachers on TWTD expressing concerns re|
at 22:27 31 Oct 2020
conditions in their own educational establishments, what does the TWTD Brains Trust make of tonight's statement by the Prime * saying that schools, colleges & Unis will be allowed to remain open despite the lockdown?
Further mix of views here -
|When did we last score the winner in the last 5 mins?|
at 10:14 28 Oct 2020
My memory's saying, possibly incorrectly, that we've conceded plenty in the last 5 mins to either draw or lose - can't rmember when we last scored an equaliser or winner in 85-95th minutes - any stattos about to help out?
at 20:59 27 Oct 2020
But tempered by seeing Bish subbed "due to injury"?
Any further info on this?
|Come on Town|
at 16:38 24 Oct 2020
Kick the city doors down.
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